The Pakistan Peoples Party is extremely concerned at the arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial killings and curbs on civil rights, and on freedom of expression and association under the watch of selected Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Gestapo police. Far from police reforms, Naya Pakistan’s Niazi rule is fast turning Pakistan into a police state. Such concerns were expressed by Nafisa Shah, MNA from PPP. Sahiwal incident is a glaring example where police kills and captures with impunity. The random arrests of politicians including the leader of Opposition, and placing of 172 persons on ECL in Sindh, arresting hundreds of officers in Sindh and Punjab by NAB, disallowing former Prime Minister Yousof Raza Gilani from travelling- all indicate that the Puppet regime is helpless. It is turning Pakistan into a state where a campaign of witchhunting has been unleashed on citizens, including the opposition, the civil society, bureaucracy and political activists. This coupled with gags on the media has made us into a veritable Orwellian society. Published in Daily Times, February 11th 2019.